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For those building their dream home or renovating an existing space, hiring a range of experienced professionals is always recommended. From architects and builders to interior designers and electricians, each bring their own skills and knowledge base to collaborate and provide a finished article you’ll be delighted with.

But knowing exactly which professionals to bring on board for your project and why can sometimes prove confusing. Do you need both a lighting design professional and an electrical engineer? And could your interior designer provide the plans for your lighting scheme as well? Let’s take a closer look.

While an interior designer may select decorative lighting fixtures to go with their scheme, a professional lighting designer will bring solid technical knowledge along with creative solutions for your space. That’s not saying an interior designer will fail to provide a competent lighting design. The difference is an experienced architectural lighting designer can creatively assess the space, use techniques to create real value with light, and bring technical knowledge to assist with lighting controls too.

In this article, we cover the main reasons why hiring an architectural lighting designer should be considered for your next project.

1. Lighting design within budget

Using expertise and past experiences, architectural lighting designers can work closely alongside you to not only help establish a budget, but provide the best lighting solution within that. This is achieved by specifying lighting equipment and techniques to reduce installation costs, as well as selecting established lighting fixtures from various manufactures.

2. Impact on wellbeing

The quality of light within a space has a direct impact on our physical and mental wellbeing. Good lighting enhances our mood and contributes towards how well we sleep, while poor lighting can disrupt our concentration, cause eye strain, headaches, and fatigue.

By hiring an architectural lighting designer, you can expect a lighting scheme that will enhance your wellbeing alongside the aesthetics and practicality of your home.

3. Technical expertise

Many architectural lighting designers can provide expert help beyond the design of lighting within a room. By creating technical plans to assist with the installation, as well as recommending a suitable control solution, you’ll find the project runs smoothly and efficiently without the need for additional specialists.

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4. Latest techniques & technologies

Staying informed both creatively and technically in a constantly evolving industry is not easy. Lighting control technologies, lighting equipment, and techniques are all developing quickly, and it’s architectural lighting designers that must keep up with the latest developments to provide the very best solutions for their clients.

5. Creating the ‘WOW’ factor

Architectural lighting designers understand light and how to use it like nobody else. They take each scenario as it comes and use the most effective products and techniques to achieve the effects, functions, and style you’re looking for. Put simply, architectural lighting designers can create that ‘wow’ factor that will make you appreciate light at a greater scale.

Architectural lighting design from Hampshire Light

For last 20 years, our lighting design team at Hampshire Light have provided the creative and technical expertise to transform high-end spaces across Hampshire and beyond. We collaborate with architects, electricians, interior designers, developers, audio visual specialists, and many other professionals to deliver superior architectural lighting to our clients’ properties. Whether you’re looking to transform a single room, full building, new build, or entire complex with light, we can provide the services you need.

For more information on our architectural lighting offering, download our brochure today. Alternatively, send us a message with any questions you may have – we’re always happy to help.


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